‘I Heart Clean Air’: Nevada Families Declare Their Love for Clean Air

Members of Congress received more than roses and chocolates this Valentine’s Day.  Las Vegas moms and their kids crafted Valentine’s messages for Senator Dean Heller, asking him to protect clean air, and thanking Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid for his strong support for clean air protections. “If you love your kids, you’ve got to love […]

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Congressional Scorecard documents attack on Nevada’s values

Today, Nevada Conservation League joined the national League of Conservation Voters in releasing the 2011 National Environmental Scorecard, revealing scores for the Nevada delegation in the first session of the 112th Congress. The 2011 Scorecard reflects the most anti-environmental session of the U.S. House of Representatives in history, featuring unparalleled assaults on our nation’s bedrock […]

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Nevada Conservation League to Senator Heller: Put Nevada ahead of Big Oil Profits

Big Oil continues to solidify its position as the most profitable companies in the history of the world while politicians, including Nevada’s Senator Dean Heller, send billions in taxpayer dollars to the industry. Exxon Mobil announced this week that it made more than $41 billion in profits last year, a hefty 35 percent increase over […]

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Nevada Test Site: Time for a Re-Set

  Continued nuclear, biological and conventional weapons testing? Renewable energy experiments and commercial solar power? Expanded transport, burial and storage of radioactive waste? These are all potential outcomes from a review and re-set of activities at the federal Nevada Test Site, now formally known as the Nevada National Security Site. Test Site Vision, a project […]

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Big Oil vs. Grandma

Last week, ProgressNow Nevada unveiled a powerful billboard in Reno that pushed back against the billions of dollars in tax breaks the oil industry receives every year — and the right-wing politicians and front groups who defend them. While Americans are struggling with high gas prices and billions of dollars in cuts to community programs, […]

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Non-Smokers Become Second Class Citizens to Second-Hand Smoke

Fifty thousand Americans die every year due to the effects of second-hand smoke for no other reason than they were exposed to someone else’s cigarette smoke. In November 2006, Nevadans overwhelmingly voted in favor of the Clean Indoor Air Act, prohibiting smoking in public places where food is sold and/or served. So why was it reversed in 2011?

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Clark County Commission’s Red Rock Settlement Agreement Called Into Question

Last week the Clark County Commission approved that very controversial Jim Rhode’s Red Rock development “concept” plan.  The commission was obligated to hear the master plan application after entering into a settlement agreement with Mr. Rhodes in April 2010.  The county entered this agreement to avoid going to trial over a county ordinance designed to […]

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